Blessed with a Miracle

Abigail, Wyatt and Jessy Grace

Friday, April 16, 2010

Would be 35 Weeks Today

The triplets are 35 weeks gestational age today. They however, are superstars and are showing out at the NICU. They have been in the NICU for a week and a half and their progression has been amazing. Friday morning all three babies were moved to "South Hall." This is the area babies move when they are getting ready to go home! They graduated and we are so proud. Sweet Kathy picked me up and took me this morning to Baylor. I got there right before their noon feeding and had also gotten there in time to visit with the neonatologist. He was evaluating each baby and much to my surprise, released Jessy Grace to go home MONDAY!!! She has been on nipple feedings for 4 days, and by Monday it will be a week. She is eating plenty and growing every day. Even though she only weighs 3 pounds 13 ounces, she is doing exactly what she needs to do to come home.

It was quite the afternoon! I changed Abigail and fed her a noon, then Wyatt had his food delivered "fast food", that is through his feeding tube. After feeding, the Occupational Therapist came in to talk about bottle choices, tummy time and a few other milestones to watch for. A nurse came in to check each one of the babies hearing. Their nurse Genna reviewed the discharge procedure with Jessy Grace which includes Jack and I coming on Sunday to "stay in" through the night with Jessy Grace in a hospital room. This will give us a chance to do things on our own, however with a nurse near by if we need one. Tomorrow Jack and I will go up to the hospital for 2 or 3 feedings and also try to get the routine down better. We will also take Jessy Grace's car seat for her car seat test, and will learn to give her a bath, put her supplement in her milk to add extra calories and give her vitamins.

After all of that it was time to feed the little girl. We are working to get them all on a 4 hour schedule, so today we spread Jessy Grace's feeding to 1 pm. So the new times we are working toward are 9, 1 and 5, so 9 am, noon, 1 pm, 9 pm, midnight and 5 am. Much better to me than 8, 12, 3 and 6! Jessy Grace nursed for her feeding and did an awesome job. I changed little mans diaper and clothes and by that time was worn out!!!! Whew, God is going to have to give me some more energy!!

Here are the snap shots from today. They are all growing so big and strong.


Jessy Grace

So Jessy Grace will come home Monday and the goal will be for the other 2 to come home at the later part of next week. We do not have days yet, but it all depends on how they do with their feedings and keeping up through the week. They are 1/2 way there and are progressing every day. We are so blessed!


Heather said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh! This is SO WONDERFUL!!!!! Let the fun BEGIN!!!! :D

Kara said...

I have had so much fun reading your blog. My friend Christina that you use to work with told me about you and your journey so it has been fun reading it. I am so glad they are all doing well and look forward to reading about their progress.

Psalm112 said...

WOW!!!Can we get a Praise the LORD? How awesome!! What a fantastic Mommy and awesome God to have allowed these little angels to be so healthy that they are coming home so quickly!! WOW!!! Tell Jack that I said way to go for being such a supportive husband to allow you to do just what you needed to for these angels to be so healthy!!

Thank you, Jesus!!